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August 31, 2009

Vintage House Beautiful – Photographer Maynard Parker’s Collection Available Online

Maynard ParkerI got a great email yesterday from Tom’s mom.  It seems her Aunt Pat had forwarded some information for me about Maynard Parker’s photography collection of mid-century and post-war houses being available online through the Huntington Library.  There is even a video and everything. Holy Cow, let me tell you that about three images into it, I was hooked!

Most of you will recognize his work, since he was a photographer for House Beautiful during the post-war and mid-century period. In fact, some of his images were in this great Kitchen Slideshow House Beautiful had out a couple months ago. 

The images in the Huntington Library are fantastic, so head over to the collection and check it out.  Be warned, though, there are over 6,000 images to browse through,  so consider this to be another major time waster.

Thanks, Aunt Pat! 🙂

Maynard Parker Bedroom

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7 Responses to Vintage House Beautiful – Photographer Maynard Parker’s Collection Available Online

  1. sablemable Reply

    August 31, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    I guess you don’t want me to do any housework today, eh Ruth? LOL!

    • RetroRuth Reply

      August 31, 2009 at 12:43 pm

      Ha ha! If I’m not, why should you??? 🙂

  2. Sara in AZ Reply

    August 31, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Great link Ruth! I watched the little video thay had on the site and there were some really cool pics in there too. The ‘House Beautiful’ Design house was totally cool too. Really Beautiful pics! I guess I won’t get any housework done either! 😉

  3. Roxanne Reply

    August 31, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    I just discovered your blog and I LOVE it! I spent a half hour this afternoon (when I, too, should have been doing housework) enjoying your posts. I’m planning to do MORE searching of the previous entries!

    I posted about your blog on mine because I HAD to share the pic of your the bed. I want that bed. My husband wants that bed, too. We have a boring four-poster now…

  4. RetroRuth Reply

    September 1, 2009 at 7:50 am

    Sara – I love that video. In fact, I think I am going to watch it again when I finish this comment! The pics are gorgeous, and great inspiration!

    Hi Roxanne! I am so happy you found the blog. I just took a look at your blog, and I love that too. Your vintage cookbook pictures are great. Isn’t that bed sweet? I adore Parker’s pictures, but that is a favorite.

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  6. Gary Oliphant Reply

    March 3, 2010 at 2:09 am

    Hi- I actually live in a home photographed by Parker and featured in a 1940’s House Beautiful- would love to learn more….

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